The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has denied reports that it signed an agreement that all medical doctors must practice in Nigeria for at least 10 years before being qualified to live and work in the UK.
MDCN made the denial in a statement on its Twitter page.
It said although it visited the UK’s General Medical Council, and discussed some areas of concerns, rumors of such agreement was mischievous.
“The Social media was flooded with fake news and misinterpretations over MDCN’s visit to the @gmcuk General Medical Council, UK.
“We had a lot of useful discussions amongst which is the possibility of the UK government to repatriate some funds in line with global health initiatives from Nigerian doctors who were trained with taxpayers’ funds.
“Discussion around stemming the tide of brain drain also took place. Therefore, the rumour about bilateral agreement that all Nigerian – trained doctors must practice in Nigeria for at least 10 years before being qualified to live and work in the UK or elsewhere is FALSE, uncalled for, mischievous and should be totally disregarded.
“However, no form of agreement was signed.”